Edward Hopper Coast Guard Cove from Paul Allen Estate Sold 1.6M at Christie’s | Auction results

54 lots for Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale LIVE 11 May 2023, New York – underway (will update)


Coast Guard Cove, 1929

Watercolor first sold thru Rehn Gallery; MoMa in 1933

signed ‘Edward Hopper Two Lights Me’

Lot 40A (“A” for Paul Allen Estate)

Presale estimate 600,000-800,000. Hammer price 1.6 mil. Price realised USD 1,986,000

In 2014, Allen acquired the drawing from the Paul Mellon Estate sale at Sotheby’s.

Prior to the Hopper lot, “one of the 5 greatest Gas Station” Ed. Ruscha’s Burning Gas Station sold for 19 million (which was below the presale estimate 20 -30 mil; bidding started at 17 million). Among the works that soared past their presale estimates were a Matisse drawing, an Agnes Pelton from 1926, Degas’s Danseus a la barre from the Danforth estate, Renoir’s Square de la Trinité, and a “wonderful” Goya drawing.

O’Keefe’s Black Iris 5–also from the Paul Allen collection–surged past its presale estimate (5-7 million to 18 million); and there was spirited bidding for more than one Hockney. So far the audience broke into applause for two: a Toulouse Lautrec circus elephant drawing and “one of the masterpieces of the week”, a large Rosseau, reached an auction record. “I don’t think you’ll see another,” quipped the auctioneer holding the gavel at 37.5 million. Paul Guston Pull, Picasso Femme Assise, and a Cezanne figure group passed.

Results here

–will update–

Bluefin Blowout Update From Warren

To say this year’s event could be described as epic ….well that’s a good thing. We just completed our first Bluefin Blowout related event called the 5K. A combination of runners and walkers enjoyed Becca Pizzi’s course from Stage Fort Park to Hammond Castle and back. The enthusiasm for what the Bluefin Blowout has become and what it means to Gloucester and Cape Ann is astonishing. There will be more boats, captains and crews then ever before! So book your hotel rooms, make it a point to take some time off work and enjoy Gloucester’s biggest fundraiser and tournament all to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Now this year, we are back to a more normalized schedule, but still fishing weekdays. We kick off the event on Monday night with the, now, ever so popular Bluefin Bash. Music, great food, open bar, no tuxedo rule, and a spectacular auction both live and silent. This year the table prices for 10 guests have been reduced to $5000 per table or $500 per seat. Due to the size of the tent needed to accomodate the Bash guests we need to sell these tables ASAP. As many can attest, this is the summer party you want to be at. So visit the Bluefin Blowout web site and join the party. warren

@massmarinefisheries: Massachusetts and the rest of the Atlantic coastal states are taking emergency action to reduce the size slot limit for recreational striped bass. Why is this action necessary? Click image for more info

Massachusetts and the rest of the Atlantic coastal states are taking emergency action to reduce the size slot limit for recreational striped bass. Why is this action necessary?

When do the new regulations take effect? Why is 31″ the new maximum limit? Are more changes coming? Click the link in our bio for our FAQs about the emergency

The daily use fee for the Dun Fudgin Boat ramp must be paid using the Kiosk located next to the old money box.Attention Boaters Effective Immediately

This machine is credit card only and will print out a receipt that must be placed on your dashboard. Failure to do so will result in a parking fine. Season passes are still available at our office M-F and on weekends at the ramp.
Thank you and have a great season.

One Hour at a Time Gang Clean up

Our One Hour at a Time Gang Saturday’s clean up

When:                   Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time:                     09:00 – 10:00

Where:                 Eastern and Witham Street

We can park in the cemetery on Eastern Ave:

We can walk both ways and go down Witham Street.

I have yellow bags and please bring gloves.

Thank you and take care


Historical Summer Show Announced

A musical based on the Russel Crouse Award-winning play by Clayton B. Stockbridge

Aug. 10 – 13, 2023

On the docks at Maritime Gloucester alongside the Schooner Adventure

In honor of the City of Gloucester’s
400th+ Birthday Celebration

Auditions May 28 6PM Fishermen Wanted

The show will require many cast and crew members.

The AVP will be holding auditions starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Annisquam Village Hall, 38 Leonard St. in Gloucester. 

To add to the show’s flavor, local fishermen are encouraged to audition and be part of this historic production.

Tickets are free and will be available in July!

The winning selection of the first-ever Russel Crouse Award, the play was the talk of the town in 1953 and was performed many times thereafter. The plot involves the lure of the sea, the business of fishing, and the families left on shore.

Just days away! World Famous Pianist Headlines Cape Ann Symphony Concert 🎹🎶

Coming this Sunday May 14! Cape Ann Symphony news from Heidi Dallin:

The Cape Ann Symphony presents The Colors of Music featuring the world renown pianist Michael Lewin and dynamic music from Mozart, Hayden and Brahms on Sunday, May 14 at 2 pm at the CAS performance venue, Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. For tickets or information, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org

The orchestra opens the concert with the Mozart’s joyous Overture to the Marriage of Figaro from his famed comic opera followed by Hayden’s charming Symphony No. 101 Clock Symphony. Cape Ann Symphony welcomes back pianist Michael Lewin to close the concert with Brahms’ powerful Piano Concerto No. 1.

“Michael Lewin is an incredible musician. The musicians of the orchestra and I are thrilled to be able to have a chance to perform the fiery Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with him. The Brahms is full of passion and great beauty, and Michael plays it like no one else. We can’t wait to share it with our wonderful audience!”

CAS Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa

Michael Lewin is one of America’s foremost concert pianists, winning over audiences in 30 countries.  His career was launched with top prizes in the Franz Liszt International Competition, the American Pianists Association Award and the William Kapell (University of Maryland) International Piano Competition. His recordings have won a Grammy Award and a Roundglass Music Award.

Mr. Lewin has appeared as orchestral soloist with the Netherlands Philharmonic, Cairo Symphony, China National Radio Orchestra, Bucharest Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, State Symphony of Greece, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Phoenix, Indianapolis, Miami, North Carolina, West Virginia, Nevada, New Orleans, Colorado, Guadalajara, and Puerto Rico Symphonies. Solo appearances include New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Taiwan’s National Concert Hall, Hong Kong’s City Hall Theatre, Holland’s Muziekcentrum, Moscow’s Great Hall, the Athens Megaron, the National Gallery of Art, the Newport, Ravinia and Spoleto Festivals and PBS Television. His extensive repertoire includes over 40 piano concertos, with particular interest in the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and a host of American and Latin American composers.

An award-winning recording artist, Mr. Lewin’s discography on Sono Luminus, Naxos and Centaur includes a pair of acclaimed Debussy recordings entitled Beau Soir and Starry Night, the complete piano music of Charles T. Griffes and Scarlatti Sonatas for Naxos, Michael Lewin plays Liszt, A Russian Piano Recital, “Bamboula!” piano music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, “Piano Phantoms,” “If I Were a Bird” and the 4 Violin Sonatas by William Bolcom with Irina Muresanu.

An educator as well. Michael Lewin is Professor and Head of Piano at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Classical Music Director for Ethos Music in China. He gives master classes worldwide, directs the Boston Conservatory Piano Masters Series and has taught many prize-winning and successful pianists. He is a Juilliard School graduate and a Steinway Artist. His teachers included Leon Fleisher, Yvonne Lefebure, Adele Marcus and Irwin Freundlich.

About Cape Ann Symphony

Founded in Gloucester in 1951, the Cape Ann Symphony is a professional orchestra of over 70 players from throughout the New England area. They perform a subscription season of four concerts per year plus several Pops and youth concerts. The Symphony Board of Directors named Yoichi Udagawa the Music Director and Conductor of the Cape Ann Symphony in the summer of 2000 after a yearlong search. In addition to his leadership of Cape Ann Symphony, he is Music Director and Conductor of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and a cover conductor at the Boston Pops Orchestra. Maestro. Udagawa is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory where he teaches conducting. Frequently invited to guest conduct, Maestro Udagawa has worked with many different orchestras including the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Nobeoka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Indian Hill Symphony, the Garden State Philharmonic, the Brown University Orchestra, the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Newton Symphony, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Mid-Texas Symphony. Maestro Udagawa is at home in popular and contemporary music as well as the standard symphonic repertoire. He is known for his relaxed manner and ability to speak from the podium which has helped new audiences as well as enthusiasts gain a greater appreciation for symphonic music. His programs often include premieres of new works – some specially commissioned for the orchestra — as well as great orchestral works across the symphonic repertoire and lively Pops programs. He is also an integral part of the Cape Ann Symphony Youth Initiative.

Yoichi Udagawa, the son of a nuclear physicist father and singer/artist mother, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. His family immigrated to the United States soon thereafter. He began playing the violin at age four and made his conducting debut at age fifteen. After receiving a music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he continued advanced studies in conducting with Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Morihiro Okabe, and Henry Charles Smith. A fan of many different styles of music, Mr. Udagawa also enjoys performing gospel music in addition to his conducting activities. He is also an accomplished violinist and an avid fan of exercise and yoga.

The Cape Ann Symphony’s May concert The Colors of Music is Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $45 for adults, $40 for senior citizens, $5 for Youth (12 years old and under). For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org

Beauport Fireside Chats Are Fantastic

Our very own Beauport Hotel on Commercial Street has hosted a series of Fireside Chats and I attended the most recent with author Katherine A. Sherbrooke. Ms. Sherbrooke’s team send Good Morning Gloucester an advance copy of the book prior to the Fireside Chat and I was lucky enough to be the one to receive the assignment. The newly published The Hidden Life of Aster Kelly is a well told story following the timelines of a mother (1940s Hollywood) and daughter (1970s NYC). It’s full of twists and turns and could easily be made into a movie. Honestly, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the story. I have since shared it with others who feel the same. She has written other books and won the Massachusetts Book Award Fiction Honor for Leaving Coy’s Hill.

Her presentation at the Beauport was entertaining and informative. There was a crowd of about 35 people in attendance in one of the lovely ballrooms. She presented some notes about her writing process (my favorite part of author talks) and background on the story. The premise is based on her own mother’s history and her speculation about “What If?”. It’s very intriguing and I recommend the book as well as the Beauport Fireside Chats. I understood the next one to be Mon May 15 presented by Maritime Gloucester. These chats are also sponsored by the Gloucester 400+ and well worth considering. Further information here. Hoping to see you there Monday May 15!

Memoir Series: Author Talk with STELLA NAHATIS 

Cape Ann Community

As a part of May’s Memoir Month, the Sawyer Free Library is pleased to welcome local author Stella Nahatis on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 to discuss her newly released memoir,Taxi to America: A Greek Orphan’s Adoption Journey. All are welcome to attend this special event at the Library located at 21 Main Street in downtown Gloucester. To register click HERE or for more information, visit, sawyerfreelibrary.org.

Stella’s journey from Thessaloniki, Greece, to America begins with a pre-dawn taxi ride that she and her sister share while the coffin holding a loved one rides along in the taxi’s trunk. Orphaned and separated from her younger sister “for her own good” as the culture dictated at the time, Stella ends up being adopted by a Greek couple that had emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts. At age 11, she overcomes multiple losses and cultural differences to find a place in her…

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